BSHS in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproductive Technology


What is Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproductive Technology?

Clinical embryologists are trained medical laboratory professionals who specialize in helping infertility case treatment via the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Nationally there is a critical shortage of experienced clinical embryologists due to the lack of educational training programs in the United States as well as an increased need for IVF and ART across the country. As a result, the job demand in this field is high.

The CEART program explores the latest in clinical embryology. Over the duration of the program, students will develop a foundational understanding of health sciences and further explore the interconnected sciences of endocrinology, cryobiology, and andrology. 


The George Washington University’s (GW) Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproductive Technology (CEART) program provides a blend of online didactic courses with on-campus laboratory courses. The lab courses are held at our Ashburn, VA campus and may be completed in one semester. Students in this program will need to reside within commuting distance to Ashburn, VA or temporarily relocate for at least one semester to complete the lab courses. This program is for you if you’re looking to:

  • Complete your bachelor’s degree in an in-demand field.
  • Specialize in fertility laboratory science.
  • Pursue a viable career path in addition to a degree.

In a field typically offered only at the master’s level, you’ll need to be independent, organized, and able to manage your time effectively.